Celebrate the color of pumpkins, tigers, and odd-colored bruises with today’s Groupon: $10 gets you $20 worth of fresh-squeezed fare at Orange Street Cafe, a downtown café that serves mostly organic food for breakfast and lunch. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
The Lucky Dill piles tables high and fills stomachs with mountainous signature sandwiches and an assortment of desserts prepared in its bakery. The menu proffers leaning towers of spiced and cured, hot, navel pastrami on a choice of bread including New York rye and sesame rolls ($9.29). The reuben stacks grilled rye bread with corned beef, sauerkraut, and swiss cheese ($9.99). Instead of a powdered wig and a dainty crown, the Queens burger sports a half-pound patty of freshly chopped sirloin topped with onion, mushrooms, and swiss cheese ($8.79). The on-site Brooklyn Bakery crafts an array of meal codas, including the big apple dumpling, which contains an entire apple baked within the loving embrace of pastry and topped with caramel sauce and whipped cream ($5.49).
Lake Tarpon Resort rests its laurels on a picturesque canal and boasts personable staff, spacious rooms, casual dining, evening entertainment, and a walking-distance location from nearby hotspots and bass-fishing havens. Depending on availability at the time of reservation, Groupon holders can stay in any of the resort's double nonsmoking rooms, queen or king suites, or a king jacuzzi suite (a $69.99–$199 value depending on room and season). Take in sweeping views of the palm-treed vicinity, or hole up with your room's high-speed Internet access and ironing board that doubles as a surfboard for your shirt.
Shlomo Gourmet Subs & Deli lovingly crafts hearty fare by crossing Mediterranean and American influence harmoniously with natural ingredients sourced as close to the restaurant as possible. Open until the wee hours on most nights, Shlomo Gourmet Subs & Deli acts as a multiservice destination for guests seeking a swarm of hot, cold, and hearty ingredients. The prepping chefs stuff crispy chickpea balls, pickles, parsley, and tahini into hot-pressed pitas to form falafel sandwiches ($5.79), and sling a full pound of Boar’s Head meat onto moon-pie bread to deliver their one-pounder sandwich ($13.99). Gourmet vegetarian salads toss a cadre of ingredients directly onto the spears of waiting forks or fingers, with green options including the cayenne-accented Armenian ($6.99) and minty tabouleh ($8.99). Scooping spoons also shovel out delectable edibles by the pound or half-pound, from garlicky hummus ($3.99/$5.99) to beef- and spice-stuffed grape leaves ($5.50/$10.50) to hearty helpings of hellos and here's that hummus you ordered.
Though he spent years in directorial positions at New York City's American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Metropolitan Opera, Peter Pergola always felt that his passion truly lay in the creation of food. In 2003, Peter harnessed that epicurean love with his 10 years of Tampa food-service experience. And, since East Lake Cafe's inception, he and his family have worked to introduce a range of clientele to his eatery and its welcoming outdoor patio, where clay-top tables sit surrounded by tropical plants and umbrellas that keep food safe from any ravenous paratroopers. Inside the patio's island-like atmosphere, the Pergola family maintains an open invitation to pets, adding to the emphasis on maintaining familiarity with regulars and with those who soon may be.
Peter's menu blends casual American-style recipes with Mediterranean flavors, which influence everything from his gourmet burgers to his seafood dishes and all-day breakfast offerings. When it comes time for dessert, exquisitely presented baked goods from affiliate Cakes by Nomeda make the plates they're served on feel underdressed. The Lithuanian-born dessertier fashions each of her aesthetically pleasing edibles using ideas from her European bakery training, decorating each using her experience doing makeup for cake impersonators. Each dish tops off meals with a sweet element that combines thoughtful flavor with art, making them pair particularly well with Peter's savory creations.
San’s delectable menu bursts with a medley of homemade thin crust pizzas, piping pastas, and hearty sandwiches crafted with fresh ingredients. Dinner DJs hand-hurl each pie sky-high upon your order, slathering it in scratch-made sauce, a rich blend of cheeses, and tantalizing toppings including house-made meatballs, artichokes, eggplant, and feta ($1.95+ / slice, $7.50+ / pie). Silence trilling tummies with specialty pizzas, such as the rail-thin Cara’s Crispino sprinkled with tomato, basil, garlic, and balsamic ($2.50 / slice, $18.95 / 16’’x16’’), or the Balls of Fire pizza, a pizza topped with cheese and pizza sauce combined with a special hot sauce, meatballs, jalapeno and crushed red peppers ($18.95 / 18" large). Homemade manicotti ($10.95) and lasagna ($10.75 for cheese, $11.75 for beef) soak in flavorsome lochs of house marinara, and a bevy of hot and cold sandwiches ably sate bun enthusiasts ($5–$8.75).